The Baxter International Foundation's primary focus is increasing access to healthcare worldwide. In 2014, the Foundation donated more than $2.9 million (actual payments, excluding future commitments) in 20 countries. This included more than $900K to nearly 900 organizations through the Foundation's Dollars for Doers and Matching Gifts programs that support employees' philanthropic contributions. The majority of the grants were based on recommendations from Baxter facilities, targeted to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for the disadvantaged and underserved in local communities. The Foundation also supports three prize programs that recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate excellence in community service and healthcare research, and it has a long-standing commitment to the education of employees' children through Foundation scholarships.
Grants awarded in 2014 fulfilled local needs to increase access to dental care, mental health, and other healthcare services for children, the uninsured, veterans, and the elderly. See a complete list of recent Baxter International Foundation grants with additional detail.